We visit the Hubei Provinciall Museum in Beijing. The museum is very popular as you can see from the line waiting to enter.
The new building uses traditional architectural elements.
Yi, Terry, and Lian outside the museum.
Featured is the tomb of Marquis Yi of Zeng...from about 433 BC, unearthed in 1978 near the city of Suizhou.
This statue was found in the tomb. It is an imaginary animal, a crane with antlers.
These bells are some of the musical instruments found in the tomb.
More musical instruments: stones of different sizes and thicknesses which make different sounds when hit with the mallet.
This urn has an unusual and intricate design of intertwining snakes.
A wooden mandarin duck box found in the tomb.
Eunice really like the duck.
This is a hat worn by one of the princes.
After we left the museum, we attended a concert .
Musicians played replicas of the instruments found in the tomb.
There was also singing and dancing of traditional music.
The dancers were very graceful and elegant.
The dancers and musicians were very professional.
The entire ensemble accepts our appreciative applause.